Chief Charlo Elementary School News - 2nd April Edition

5th Graders have FUN learning robotics

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KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION continues. Child must be 5 on or before September 10, 2022. Documents needed to register are:

Copy of Birth Certificate

Copy of Immunization Records

2 forms of address verification

Visit your school or to register.


Class Photos have changed to Wednesday, April 27. We will be starting with Kindergarten classes promptly at 8:30am. Try to have your student(s) to school on time.


Chief Charlo April At-A-Glance


April 23 - Chief Charlo Garden Work Day (Volunteers Needed, 10:00am-1:00pm, sign up link below)

April 27 - Class Photos in the school gym. Start promptly at 8:30am.

April 28 - Early Out - ALL students dismissed at 2:30pm

April 25-29 - Spirit Week (see below for daily themes)

Spirit Week (April 25-29)

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School Lunch Menu

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It was a 'Silly Day' at school

Students earned a 'Silly Day' for reaching their classroom PACK Paw goal for March.

The students worked hard on making positive choices throughout the month.

Below are pictures of Miss Earl's Kindergarten Class, Ms. Sullivan's 1st Grade Class,

Mrs. McHugh's 2nd Grade Class and Mr. Cashman's 4th Grade Class.

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Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)

Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week is just around the corner ... May 2-6


The origins of National Teacher Day are murky. Around 1944, Arkansas teacher Mattye Whyte Woodridge began corresponding with political and education leaders about the need for a national day to honor teachers. Woodbridge wrote to Eleanor Roosevelt, who in 1953 persuaded the 81st Congress to proclaim a National Teacher Day. The National Education Association (NEA) and its affiliates continued to observe National Teacher Day on the first Tuesday in March until 1985, when the National PTA established Teacher Appreciation Week as the first full week of May. The NEA Representative Assembly then voted to make the Tuesday of that week National Teacher Day. Celebrated on the Tuesday of the first full week of May, the actual date varies each year. This year National Teacher Day is May 4th.

* The Chief Charlo PTO asks that you encourage your child to show their appreciation to their teacher(s), lunch staff, or even their bus driver by making them a card, writing them a letter, drawing them a picture or making some other fun creation. We have the BEST staff her at Chief Charlo. Let's show them how much we have appreciated them for all they have done for our children over this past year!! *

After two years, the Chief Charlo School Store has reopened, but we NEED your help to run it. The PTO is looking for volunteers to run the store from 2:30-2:45pm on the below dates.

If you have some time to help out, please sign up at the following Sign Up Genius link:

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Garden Committee


Save the Date and join us on Saturday, April 23rd from 10am-1pm for a garden work day! We will be replacing the garden beds and installing a new, drought-tolerant, low water watering system. We are looking for 20 volunteers. Snacks and drinks provided by the PTO. Sign up at the following link:

To learn more about Garden City Harvest Farm to School programming, visit or contact Erin Austin, School Garden Manager, at or (406) 285-1109.

Families in Transition (FIT) Program

The Families in Transition (FIT) Program is here to assist Chief Charlo students and families experiencing housing instability (McKinney-Vento Act) and/or economic hardship. FIT works as a bridge between those families, our school and the district staff to empower students to stay in school and remain successful both in school and as lifelong learners. FIT also provides families access to community resources and services.

FIT is here to support your family, because we care about all of our Wolves - BIG and small!!

Coryll Rupert (FIT Coordinator)

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McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act Information

Click on the above link to learn more about the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act

Chief Charlo Families in Transition (FIT) Program

Click on link above to learn what services are provided through the Chief Charlo FIT Program

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MOR4Kids (a 501C3) was created in 2011 after members of the Missoula Organization of REALTORS (MOR) recognized a growing need in Missoula’s school system. Kids are going to school hungry, without the proper supplies or clothing. These kids live in our neighborhoods and are friends with our children.
  • More than 600 Missoula students go home with backpacks full of food to sustain them through the weekend.

  • MOR4Kids (a 501C3) has donated about $290,000 through gift cards to 30 Missoula area schools.

  • Thousands of dollars in like-kind contribution of supplies have been donated.

MOR4Kids Kickball Fundraiser


Sign Up NOW for Summer Camps

MCPS Fine Art Camps

Sign up for Strings, Visual Arts and Band camps here. Descriptions of each camp are below.

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Missoula County Public School Information

MCPS Main Web Page

Forward Thinking, High Achieving - find Schools, Web Connect, Staff Directory, Student Registration, Volunteer Application, and MUCH more.

MCPS Native American Student Services Department

Mission: Help Native American students achieve academically, culturally, and socially to graduate and become successful lifelong learners. Locate your individual school's Native American Specialist and learn about resources available to your child.

MCPS District COVID Information

Click button to learn more about MCPS COVID-19 Task Force, individual School Data and additional info.


Current Board Members:

Heather Bomb, President:

April Miller, Vice Presidents:

Amy Mill, Treasurer:

Elyse Johnson, Secretary:

Meeting Schedule: We meet virtually the SECOND WEDNESDAY of each month. Meetings start at 6:00pm.

Interested in becoming a member? Everyone is welcome! Membership is free due to our amazing sponsors. The Chief Charlo PTO encourages families to join, stay informed, and help out in any way you can. It's never too late to join and be part of the FUN!!

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